weLearn news

Jun 2015

National educational spotlight shines on Vancouver Public Schools

2017-01-04T09:12:05+00:00 June 18th, 2015|Vision timeline, weLearn news|

In April, 150 education leaders from across the nation converged in Vancouver to learn about the district’s weLearn 1:1 technology initiative. The conference, hosted by the nonprofit Digital Promise’s elite League of Innovative Schools, featured conversations with Vancouver Public Schools leaders and opportunities to see firsthand evidence of student engagement and teacher empowerment stemming from [...]

May 2015

U.S. Department of Education selects Vancouver Public Schools to tell digital transformation story

2017-01-04T09:12:13+00:00 May 18th, 2015|Vision timeline, weLearn news|

Discovery Middle School teacher Patrick Mahaney is interviewed for the U.S. Department of Education video project. "I am writing to inform you that the U.S. Department of Education selected your district to serve as one of nine district finalists who will highlight the role leaders play in leveraging technology to create transformational [...]

May 2015

Teacher librarians: Mavens in a digital age

2015-05-04T15:44:46+00:00 May 4th, 2015|weLearn news|

Original source: School Administrator, May 2015 As many school districts across the country have slashed library programs, Vancouver Public Schools has written a different narrative, giving its school librarians re-imagined roles. In this cover story, Superintendent Steve Webb and Director of Instructional Technology and Library Services Mark Ray explain how teacher librarians are leading the digital [...]

Apr 2015

Instructional technology facilitator named 2015 ESD 112 Classified Employee

2017-01-04T09:12:22+00:00 April 27th, 2015|Vision timeline, weLearn news|

Eddie Sawyer has been selected the 2015 Classified School Employee of the Year for the Educational Service District 112 region. The award is given by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction and recognizes an outstanding classified school employee in each ESD region of the state. Sawyer received the award based on points acquired [...]

Apr 2015

Vancouver Hosts National Educator Visit [VIDEO]

2015-04-25T17:32:45+00:00 April 25th, 2015|weLearn news|

Top educators from across the nation visited Vancouver Public Schools from April 19-21, during the spring meeting of the Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools. The focus of the visit was implementing digital tools in the classroom, such as mobile devices, laptops, and school-oriented software.  Superintendents, administrators, and business leaders toured schools, conferenced, and heard [...]

Apr 2015

K-12 librarians’ roles shift to meet digital demands

2015-04-15T13:55:10+00:00 April 15th, 2015|weLearn news|

Original source: Education Week, April 2015 "Teach more and librarian less." That's part of the strategy for utilizing teacher-libarians in new, technological capacities, says Director of Instructional Technology and Library Services Mark Ray, one of NSBA's 2014-15 ed-teach leaders to watch. To learn more about how VPS librarians' roles have changed, read the full story [...]

Mar 2015

A one-to-one program done slowly—and right

2015-03-10T20:30:09+00:00 March 10th, 2015|weLearn news|

Original source: eschoolnews.com, March 10, 2015 Superintendent Steven Webb’s successful one-to-one rollout could serve as a roadmap for districts. Dr. Steven Webb’s rise as a visionary leader in K-12 education is as much a credit to his listening skills as it is to his leadership skills. Before the board of Vancouver Public Schools adopted the [...]